Whether you like him or not, I have heard thet Everton will be making Spurs an offer for Tom Huddlestone after losing out on Dutch international Orlando Engelaar.
The fee will be around £7m and Tottenham will be looking to offload after signing another midfielder today.
Terry Smith, Posted 20/06/2008 at 13:28:39
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1 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:02:04
2 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:04:17
I thought we were looking to progress, not take on Spurs rejects.
3 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:07:38
4 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:10:26
I suppose we will have to go for players other’s don’t want. This quote (below)from the BBC website say’s it all, forget about the Sky 4, City & Spurs also have very big pockets, and as usual we don’t.
Germany striker Lukas Podolski has indicated that he could be leaving Bayern Munich this summer, which will interest the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City, Cologne and Juventus.
5 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:21:56
With him only being 21 and him being 6 ft 3 he has got some aspects that make him very interesting for us. But he’s no Carsley, still need a real ball winner if you ask me.
6 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:49:45
Arteta & Pienaar wer surplus to requirements.
Just because players don’t make it at a certain club doesn’t mean they’re bad players. If there’s truth in this rumour then i for one trust Moyes’ judgement on this one.
7 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:49:15
From what I have seen of him he is not going to improve us where its needed most the midfield. Huddlestone is not the type of player we should even consider as a squad player. Without pace in the modern game you are worthless and Tom sure lacks pace. Then again so does Osman, Neville and Arteta and they are in the Moyes dream team so we will probably sign the lad. Lets face it Moyes never holds lack of pace or ball control against a player, so Tom ? you're in lad.
8 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:57:09
9 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:59:47
I’ve said it before on these pages and I’ll say it again
Tom HuddleSTONE rather have FRED FLINTSTONE !!
Please please please lets not throw last year’s good work down the crapper !! (a la 2005)
10 Posted 20/06/2008 at 14:56:25
11 Posted 20/06/2008 at 15:15:18
Huddlestone is without doubt a good player though. On his game he has the ability to run the game with his strength, passing, intelligence and good touch. When a team is on the back foot he?s useless though. He has poor agility and turns like a wale. He definatly needs to improve his fitness, work rate and defensive qualities. Then again so does Manny but at least Fernandes is fairly quick and mobile. Improving in these areas hopefully could get him a little more mobile and able to compete.
As I?ve said I?d take him but I seriously hope Moyes isn?t pointing him out as our next defensive midfielder. He?s not one and never will be one. His qualities are on the ball so he?s more suited to playing alongside a ball winner. People who label him a yard dog haven?t got a clue, he?s the complete opposite. He?s a ball player who is more suited to the Italian league than the English.
7 million is also too expensive for a Spurs squad player who still inexperienced and not the finished article. 4-6 million would be a better price for a player of his current quality and potential.
12 Posted 20/06/2008 at 15:37:41
How could you possibly know this? Let me guess your uncles best friend is a window cleaner at GP or is it friends workmates girlfriend is Evertons Secretary?
As for the rest of you biting on pure rumours. Madness i tell you.
As for signing players in the EURO’s. If DM notice them and think they are good then most managers will see the same thing. We haven’t a hope in hell of signing the best players to come from that tourney.
13 Posted 20/06/2008 at 15:41:23
3 of our best players were being sold off by their previous clubs.Manny also fits into that category.
Id like to see him sign.
14 Posted 20/06/2008 at 15:44:59
This really pisses me off. Can see us signing another batch of prem offloads and the usual loan signing.
15 Posted 20/06/2008 at 15:51:18
16 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:06:47
17 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:20:54
Take a chance - sign more I say. Anything thing is better than nowt.
18 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:16:33
Even someone like Engelaar would fit the bill. He?s not a defensive midfielder but he?s very capable of tackling and winning the ball back. He also has a decent passing range and is a capable footballer. If Engelaar is not your choice then someone in the same sort of mould.
Where trying to take our team and style of play to the next level so getting all round players in is key. At clubs like Man utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea every midfielder is expected to take up alot of responsibility both in an attacking sense and defensive.
Don?t get me wrong I?m not saying we should be get midfield of Osman, Pienaar, Arteta and Fernandes and expect then to compete because it won?t work but the defensive minded midfielder we bring in doesn?t have to be an out and out defensive midfielder. I want someone who can tackle and compete yes but I don?t want him to just sit in front of the back four and not get involved.
19 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:29:28
FYI. My brother used to play for Exeter City and knows Steve Perryman quite well
He did say we have made contact with them and the wheels are in motion etc etc.As i say im not a great fan but do think he would be better than Carsley in that role.
20 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:30:56
21 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:27:21
Im with you.
I dont mind us identifying players we ’d like and discussing them but let’s all be a bit more patient and wait for facts rather than rumours.
DM has a list and a plan I just hope the board are backing him 100% and he is the first major signing.
On another note I feel Manny is a must sign player and we should build the team around him with a new style of play.
As Sean Allinson said Cars was a particular type of player and we didnt have any other ball winners in MF so maybe DM is looking to change things.
22 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:34:59
23 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:36:09
24 Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:46:10
Fair enough. But i am still in doubt whether the director of football at exeter would know the current goings on at spurs. Ex legend or not. If that were the case the press would have picked up on it alot more so would most website for that matter.
Also there are not too many people left at spurs who would be close to steve perryman i wouldn’t imagine seen as they have had a complete turnaround of staff on and off the field in recent years.
Finally why is then that no one has mentioned him being linked to us in a while then?
25 Posted 20/06/2008 at 17:14:02
Please stop with your nonsense. If you had nothing to contribute thats sensible and intelligent go away
You give Steve’s a bad name
26 Posted 20/06/2008 at 17:24:14
27 Posted 20/06/2008 at 17:37:48
REd 4 Eva
28 Posted 20/06/2008 at 17:25:40
For 12million total to hear both the names Fernandes and Huddlestone to fill a playmaker role I think that would be great business. It is known that he has tried to sign box to box players also so I would expect to see two of them in too.
29 Posted 20/06/2008 at 17:55:08
£5m maximum I think is enough on an inconsistent performer like Huddlestone. He may have been in the England squad, but signing for Spurs means you are always likely to get in regardless of whether you are actually any good.... Ian Walker, Darren Anderton, Jermaine Jenas., etc, etc.. the list is pretty endless.
30 Posted 20/06/2008 at 18:02:54
This is a board for adults and literate people,both of which I am sure you are so why not try and sound like it?
31 Posted 20/06/2008 at 18:17:04
32 Posted 20/06/2008 at 18:26:04
33 Posted 20/06/2008 at 18:50:14
It’s the fact you can’t type spell or make a plausible sentence.
Sure you can’t even spell your own name right.
That’s what is embarrassing.
34 Posted 20/06/2008 at 19:12:00
35 Posted 20/06/2008 at 19:30:50
ov,shud,b ppl etc ??
Unless you are 8 years old then you should be embarrassed.
36 Posted 20/06/2008 at 22:03:49
37 Posted 20/06/2008 at 22:45:56
I probably talk just like you but I write the way I was taught in school as it is how everyone else reads and writes!
Not having a go at all mate but it would proably make your life easier if people could understand what you were saying.
38 Posted 21/06/2008 at 09:23:06
We won’t move forward if we sign players of his calibre.
39 Posted 21/06/2008 at 09:45:31